The last small island town

ambergris caye belizeIf one has grown tired of overly commercial Caribbean island resorts such as Trinidad and Aruba, it is time to plan your next trip to warmer waters around the exciting country of Belize and beautiful Ambergris Caye. Belize, which until 1981 was known as British Honduras is an economically developed nation with it’s primary income based on agriculture. Since the 1970’s, Belize has developed as a wonderful tourist location, owing to the magnificent beaches surrounding it’s 127 offshore islands. The largest and most popular of these is Ambergris Caye.

If there is such a thing as an unspoiled Caribbean island, then it would be Ambergris Caye. With just 4,000 full time residents in the island’s only town of San Pedro, visitors will find themselves quickly esconced into the local culture. With low costs for lodging and tremendous emphasis placed on personal service, Ambergris Caye may well be the perfect island hideaway. Water sports enthusiasts will marvel at the barrier reefs surrounding the island and will be amazed by The Great Blue Hole. The Great Blue Hole is a gigantic underwater sinkhole 1,000 foot across and over 400 feet deep. Prior to his death, Jacques-Yves Cousteau declared the Great Blue Hole and the reefs surrounding Ambergris Caye one of the top ten scuba diving locations in the world.

Diving, fishing, beach combing and lolling about are central to the Ambergris Caye vacation experience. On the island and in the town of San Pedro are over three dozen places for accommodation. These range from quaint beach houses to full scale luxury resorts. Ambergris Caye offers an exciting nightlife with live music by locally flavored bands and dancing to rock music based on the beat of island drums. Rarely are excitement and leisure so perfectly blended as on Ambergris Caye.

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